Since October, I have been keeping an eye on every awards ceremony, every film festival, every hosting controversy and more. In a few hours, the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences will hand out its top awards in cinema. My predictions in 2018 were 20 out of 24 nominations and five out of six in the major categories. Pick up a copy of Sunday’s Standard-Speaker for my eighth annual preview.

Here are my picks in all the categories. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I at least get 18 correct.


Best Picture: “Roma”

Director: Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Actor: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Actress: Glenn Close, “The Wife”


Supporting Actor: Marhershala Ali, “Green Book”

Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Original Screenplay: “Roma”

Adapted Screenplay: “BlacKkKlansman”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Foreign Language Film: “Roma”

Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”

Sound Editing: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Sound Mixing: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Visual Effects: “Ready Player One”

Film Editing: “Bohemian Rhapsody”


Animated Short: “Bao”

Live Action Short: “Marguerite”

Documentary Short Subject: “A Night at the Garden”

Original Score: “Black Panther”

Original Song: “Shallow”

“Black Panther”

Production Design: “Black Panther”

Cinematography: “Cold War”

Costume Design: “Black Panther”

Makeup and Hairstyle: “Vice”

Documentary Feature: “Free Solo”

Amy Adams in “Vice”

Go-for-broke picks
  • “The Favourite” will go 0 for 10.
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” for best picture.
  • Amy Adams for supporting actress in “Vice.”
  • “Minding the Gap” for documentary feature.
  • “Shoplifters” for foreign language film.
  • “First Man” for visual effects.
  • “A Star is Born” for adapted screenplay.
  • “First Reformed” for original screenplay.
  • “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” for costume design.

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

* Predictions in the shorts are subject to change up until 7 p.m. Sunday.